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Diamonds In The Rough: Creations From NIAD’s Jewelry Program

Founded in the Fall of 2011, under the tutelage of volunteer Hanka Boudreau, the NIAD Jewelry Program’s initial purpose was to find ways to create decorative objects without beads. Why? Because much clichéd art made by artists with disabilities is done using beads. By eliminating beads, our artists were pushed to consider all facets of costume jewelry.

The results – created by reconsidering known pieces of jewelry (like the collection owned by Queen Elizabeth) or through accidents in the process — were hugely popular. “Diamonds In The Rough” is a celebration of our jewelry program’s achievements.

Featured in the exhibition are pieces from Lisa Blevens, Adonia Douglas, Shirley How, Shantae Robinson, and Alice Sampson.

We’re delighted to offer the following pieces for purchase online only.

 

Earrings // by Shirley How
Earrings // by Shirley How

Created by Shirley How, these earrings are made from shells (found on a recent trip to Pt. Molate in Richmond) and acrylic paint.
Available Qty: 1

Price: $12.00

Earrings // by Shantae Robinson
Earrings // by Shantae Robinson

If there is such a thing as "rustic elegance"... with burlap twine gently dipped in glowing golden acrylic paint these earrings by Shantae Robinson are it.
Available Qty: 1

Price: $12.00

Earrings // by Shantae Robinson
Earrings // by Shantae Robinson

With bits of coral, leather and thread, Shantae Robinson has crafted a pair of earrings in a delightful earth-toned palette. Yes, the earrings are attached to their sketch, and you get both the pair and the sketch.
Available Qty: 1

Price: $18.00

Stubborn Earrings // by Lisa Blevens
Stubborn Earrings // by Lisa Blevens

For you, Lisa Blevens has created a masterpiece... a trio of "stubborn earrings." Blevens claims some of the materials used (namely, the leather teardrops) were quite ornery, thus the name. She made an extra in case you lose one. And that's pretty thoughtful.
Available Qty: 1

Price: $20.00

Earrings // by Darlene Farr
Earrings // by Darlene Farr

With wire, leather and bits of coral, Darlene Farr has built some terrific earrings. Yes, the sketch will accompany your purchase.
Available Qty: 1

Price: $12.00

Earrings // by Alice Sampson
Earrings // by Alice Sampson

Alice Sampson likes to draw and embroider images of whales and an imaginary animal that, she says, has no name. She also is hecka good at making earrings. This pair is made of leather, glass, and thread. The sketch the earrings are mounted on accompanies them.
Available Qty: 1

Price: $12.00

Earrings // by Alice Sampson
Earrings // by Alice Sampson

A night out on the town? We highly recommend these delights -- built of leather, freshwater pearls and silver pleated wires -- from Alice Sampson.
Available Qty: 1

Price: $12.00